Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)

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The Global Accreditation Center is the world’s leading specialized accrediting body for project management and related degree programs, accrediting programs at the bachelor’s, postgraduate, and doctorate levels offered within accredited institutions of higher education worldwide. Organizations today recognize project management as a critical competency. Colleges and universities are responding with programs that prepare students to enter the workplace with the knowledge and skills to fulfill this need.

The PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) assures accredited programs are relevant, student-focused, and accountable. As the leading accrediting body for project, program, and portfolio management programs, GAC is committed to excellence and continuous improvement.

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Handbook of Accreditation for Academic Degrees and Awards

Review the standards of accreditation and learn more about the accreditation process.

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Register for an Upcoming Webinar

Learn best practices for the GAC accreditation process or serving as a GAC volunteer team member. Access previously recorded webinars.

GAC Accreditation Workshops

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New Document Library

Access resources for applicant and reaffirming programs, GAC visit teams and other GAC documents.

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PMI Certification Requirements for GAC GraduatesĀ 

Graduates of GAC accredited programs will be granted substantial credit toward the experience requirement for all PMI certifications. 

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Steps to Get Your Program Accredited

Learn about the 4-step process to have your program accredited.

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GAC Renewal of Accreditation

Resources for Accreditation Visits

Online training modules for GAC Visit Team Members and programs considering or applying for GAC accreditation.

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